Saturday, December 15, 2007

Friday Night Book Club

Last night I went to our monthly neighborhood book club meeting. The top photo my husband snapped of me before I headed out the door to go to Haelie's house for the meeting. The next photo is of one of the many homemade treats that Haelie prepared for us ladies. It was a savory cheesecake appetizer that she decorated with an edible Christmas tree. Can you see the chopped green, yellow and red peppers in the design? The trunk was chopped black olives in case you couldn't guess. Haelie outdid herself.

Haelie had at least five savory dishes that I must somehow or another get the recipes for immediately. One dish(bacon wrapped shrimp with a snow pea) was so outstanding that I took time last night to grab her cookbook and write down the recipe. The next photos are candid shots of some of the ladies enjoying the delicious food with a glass of wine. The last photo is a happy Haelie attending to the food bar for her guests.

I love my neighborhood book club! I joined the group December of 2001 and it is the best thing I have done in retirement.

The big question now is how do I get Haelie's great recipes?


Teresa and Joe Hanson said...

Last night was another great book club. The food was super ! We are a sincere group of fun, intelligent and loving women. Thank you for being great friend!. We had several members physically absent but in our thoughts. Merry Christmas to all and a healthy and prosperous 2008. Love Teresa

Jack and Joann said...

My sentiments exactly, Teresa. And Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you. Love Joann

Jack and Joann said...
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Hey, who's the hot blond?

I made sure I had all of the recipes before I left Haelie's house :)

I made the chicken stuff and Pat Conroy's shrimp for our Christmas Day buffet :)

Book's all about the food :)